PRESS RELEASE – NEW LEADERSHIP AT SSDG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2016
NEW LEADERSHIP AT ONE OF VANCOUVER’S LARGEST INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS
ONE OF SSDG’S FOUNDING PRINCIPALS GERRY SHINKEWSKI ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT THIS FALL
Vancouver, BC – SSDG Interiors, one of Vancouver’s largest interior design firms announced that one of the founding partners, Gerry Shinkewski is getting ready for retirement as veteran associate Kenna Manley prepares to step in. The transition is set to happen October 1, 2016.
Continuing the SSDG legacy has always been important to the leaders of the company. Formerly Seeton Shinkewski Design Group Ltd., SSDG Interiors Inc. was founded in 1980 by Keath Seeton and Gerry Shinkewski. SSDG’s succession planning started back in June 1996, when Susan Steeves, a seven-year employee of SSDG, purchased one-third of the company, and it continued 5 years ago when Julie Campbell purchased Seeton’s shares. Kenna will be the newest SSDG partner to continue the legacy.
Kenna has been with SSDG for more than a decade, starting as a student and quickly growing to the talented designer and strong leader she is today. She has led many award winning projects and she will compliment Susan and Julie’s skills to ensure SSDG continues to grow and prosper.
“Kenna brings immense energy and opportunity to our clients and to our work,” said Shinkewski. “Her natural leadership revolves around the sharing of ideas. Her strong work ethic and passion for design are inspiring.”
“It’s exciting to be part of a company that can evolve, change and thrive,” echoed Steeves. “Kenna knows us as partners and as a company. Her dynamic personality and genuine care for co-workers and clients will make this transition seamless for our clients and partners.”
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Kenna to the leadership team,” added Julie Campbell. “She shares our vision for a strong team, is respectful of others, thoughtful in design decisions and adaptable to change.”
“Being partner is a great responsibility and an amazing opportunity,” Kenna said when she addressed her co-workers during the announcement. She promised to continue the integrity of the amazing workplace culture that Keath, Gerry, Susan and Julie have nurtured.
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About SSDG Interiors Inc.
We design interiors. We’ve been an award-winning interior design consulting firm for over 37 years. During that time we’ve gained the experience and wisdom to know that our innovative design solutions build value and support business goals. But we also know our clients are interested in spaces that are charismatic, interesting, and thoughtful. So, we ensure our solutions have that breathtaking “wow” factor we know they’re looking for. These days, we’re keeping busy working with amazing clients like Absolute Software, Rocky Mountaineer, and Envision Credit Union to name a few.
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